I’ve had my eye on this cute place for a while, so it was just a matter of time before I made the visit. Tucked into a corner on Berkeley’s San Pablo Street, this cafè is pretty easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for. It’s an area that’s getting a bit bigger – it’s right next door to the famous Acme Bakery (you’ll see, they always have a line), there is a number of newer stores around, & I even have good authority that a cute little yellow doored building right next door will soon house a tasty cake shop. Yum!
Anyways, pop in here for a good cup of coffee or latte. They have almond milk as an option & the usual espresso line-up, plus fancier options as well (like cortados), that aren’t available everywhere. The place was busy, but I found the service to be quick & the staff to be quite nice & helpful.
It’s honestly a TINY place. TINY. There are about four bar seats inside plus one table with two seats & that has to get quite cramped when the place is full. There is a full patio outside, with probably more like 18-24 seats between four or five tables & a bar with stools. One side is a long bench, up against the wall, so you could squeeze two to a side if needed.
It’s very cute, but if you go in winter, do please make sure to bring a jacket. You’ll probably end up sitting outside & you’ll want the extra warmth.
Such a cute place, though. Really. A bit expensive, but not more than you’d be used to paying at fancy cafès & restaurants in the Bay Area & totally worth it.
This caramel pastry that Sandy got was super delicious & amazing. I can’t do it justice in an explanation, but basically it was a caramelized croissant. Looked sweet, tasted better.
She also got a ginger beer (that’s the best brand, if you ask me) & I had a cappuccino. I always feel like it’s a sign of good quality when they finish it off with perfectly steamed milk & a cute heart. Yes, please!
The latte was about $3.50-$4. The croissant came in at about the same cost.
Pictured below, as part of our cute coffee break table, is Sandy’s cute keychain. She’s rockin’ the Kate Spade Saturday Gimme an S! Keychain, in gold, & I love it. Simple, functional, cute.
While the coffee is good here (& presumably the wine, as well, although I didn’t try it), they also have tasty food! I got this avocado toast, which was OUTSTANDING. At $6 for what you see there, I was a little hesitant to get this, but once I did, I didn’t regret it. SO tasty & whatever they put on top is really yummy. Plus, that bread is fantastic. (Acme, maybe?)
They also have lunch boards, served on beautiful cutting boards, complete with pickled veggies (yum), perfectly poached eggs, & more. I didn’t taste one, but they’re gorgeous, look delicious, & cost about $12-$15.
That’s all! Get your butt over to this tasty little spot, spend part of your afternoon hanging out & munching on yummy treats, & then get a loaf of Acme bread before you head on to the next adventure!
VISIT / 1603 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702